Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. After a decade of coffee house neutrals and stark white walls, the understated aesthetic is fading fast and bold is back! It’s no surprise that maximalism is one of the top home décor trends of 2018.
Due to this shift in style, the blogosphere is twinkling with ornately trimmed, over the top mini trees this year. Ornaments and pieces with fine details that go unnoticed on a gigantic tree truly shine when showcased on a tiny tree. I challenge you to channel your inner maker by decorating a mini tree in true maximalist style with elaborate handmade crafts and eclectic items you’ve created or collected. Make sure you have lots of ornament hooks available and follow these steps to DIY:
1. Start with an adorable mini tree. This kitschy teal foil Christmas tree fits the character of my mid-century modern house. Add just a few ornaments.
2. Add lightweight handmade things. I chose cut paper art and upcycled denim embroidery hoops that I made earlier this year. If you’re not a maker, go shopping at the nearest Christmas market to support local artisans.
3. Make a statement by incorporating your favorite items—vintage jewelry, geode slices, beads, buttons, silk flowers, or even succulents work!
4. Raid your crafting stash and your closet for the finishing touches. Weave ribbons, trim, and vintage lace through the tree’s branches. Drape your favorite scarf over the tree stand for a luxe instant tree skirt. Enjoy your beautiful tree!
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